HOLY MATRIMONY

Up to the time of Christ, marriage, although a sacred union, was still only a civil contract between a man and a woman.

Jesus, however, took this contract, this exchange of marital consent between man and woman, and made the contract a conveyor of grace. He made marriage a sacrament, the sacrament of Matrimony among Christians.

Matrimony is defined as “the sacrament by which a baptized man and a baptized woman bind themselves for life in a lawful marriage and receive the grace to discharge their duties.”

THE MARRIAGE PREPARATION PROCESS

Must first make an appointment to meet with Fr. John Arthur Orr. Please call the office to schedule.

 

We will need recent originals of received Sacraments (if you have received them) if they were received at a Parish other than St. Mary.

USEFUL WEBSITES FOR COUPLES PLANNING A CATHOLIC WEDDING

 

Contact Us: St Mary Catholic Church  | 1291 East Madison Avenue, Athens, TN 37303  | Telephone: 423.745.4277 | Email: stmaryathens@att.net

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